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[audio]IUMA: multidimensional
Jason Khan, a.k.a. multidimensional has been performing solo live electronic sets at raves for over 4 years, dazzling crowds with emotionally driven trance, house, and techno. It all started back in the eighties as a DJing gig at a local teen nightclub that turned into regular producing and gigging for reggae, blues, and electronic music acts. Jason went solo in 1997 with his first live electronic performance at Wellington's nightclub.....
Keywords: multidimensional
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[texts]Multidimensional scaling of binary data for homogeneous groups (Volume BEBR No.323) - Redinger, Robert
Includes bibliographical references (leaves [18-19])
Keywords: Multidimensional scaling; Marketing research
Downloads: 142
[texts]Multidimensional scaling of binary data for homogeneous groups (Volume BEBR No. 411) - Redinger, Robert
Includes bibliographical references (leaves [19-20])
Keywords: Multidimensional scaling; Marketing research
Downloads: 111
[texts]A comparative analysis of multidimensional scaling of portfolio investment (Volume BEBR No. 344) - Anderson, Gary A. (Gary Alan), 1946-
Includes bibliographical references (leaf 28)
Keywords: Multidimensional scaling; Stocks; Institutional investments
Downloads: 162
[texts]A technique for assessing perceptions of organizational structure (Volume BEBR No. 381) - Marlow, Edward, 1943-
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 28-31)
Keywords: Social structure; Organization; Multidimensional scaling
Downloads: 84
[texts]The use of scaling and cluster techniques in investigating the social structure of organizations (Volume 212) - Calder, Bobby J
Includes bibliographical references (p. 38-40)
Keywords: Social structure; Multidimensional scaling; Cluster analysis
Downloads: 83
[texts]Relations within sequences of congruential pseudo-random numbers (Volume 73B) - Verdier, Peter H.
Journal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards
Keywords: Congruential generators; multidimensional distributions; random number generators
Downloads: 40
[texts]Swedish Semantic Dictionary Base for (570) Adjectives and (880) Verbs - Bernhard Bierschenk
The dictionary base is representing Swedish adjectives and verbs which were assessed of a sample of 40 randomly selected individuals, drawn from a population of 132 researchers, working in the fields of educational and psychological research. Further, the presented source materials are based on a sample of 600 pages of running text drawn from the 4000 pages of the collected interviews. This base provides a new way of building up concepts and conceptual relations...
Keywords: Multidimensional scaling; Osgood; psychometrics; content analysis
Downloads: 72
This lightship from the Andromeda Galaxy is a multidimensional starship with thousands of beings in multiple dimensions from thousands of plants from the Andromeda Galaxy. They have come here now to Earth to aid Humans in our next step in evolution, becoming a fully realized galactic civilization.
Keywords: andromeda galaxy; civilization; Earth; evolution; Humans; lightship; multidimensional; multidimensional starship; STARSHIP; step
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[texts]ERIC ED268455: A Multidimensional Scaling (INDSCAL) Approach to Pain: Comparison of Cancer Patients and Healthy Volunteers. - ERIC
Multidimensional scaling (MDS) offers a rigorous approach to many problems in perception, emotion, personality, and cognition, where the stimuli are too complex to be quantified by other means. In these procedures similarity ratings of the stimulus objects are modeled as points in multidimensional space, such that perceived similarity is represented by spatial proximity. The stimulus objects may be physical stimuli or words describing qualities of pain...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Affective Measures; Cancer; Multidimensional Scaling; Sensory Experience; Stimuli
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[texts]On the approximation of functions of several variables (Volume 70B) - Mond, B.
Journal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards
Keywords: Approximations; convergence; multidimensional; polynomials; functions; variables; Hermite-Fejer, Bernstein, Chebyshev
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[texts]Decision-making Model for Multidimensional Analysis of Preference Based on Intuitionistic Trapezium Fuzzy Set - Yu xun Liu
Decision-making model for multidimensional analysis of preference on trapezoid fuzzy number distant expected values are proposed. The group decision-making problem are solved when preference and attribute are given by trapezoid fuzzy number .Its algorithm is as follows: First, define a distortion function between subjective / objective analysis of preference under B-cut set to get weighted vector of the attribute through constructing a criterion-programming model...
Keywords: Trapezium Fuzzy Set; Multidimensional Analysis; Decision-making Mode
Downloads: 15
[audio]Series: Heaven In the Real World (part 2) - Up, Other or Here? Just Where Is Heaven? 2 Corinthians 12:1-4 - Oct 5, 2014 - Randy Umberger
So, just "where" is heaven? Is it a literal place? Is it located somewhere in our own universe, or possibly in another universe outside of our own? Or could it be that heaven exists among and around us in a dimension that we cannot see unless we are given open eyes to see it by God? Is it possible that heaven will be right where we are on this little ball called earth at some point in the future? Let's investigate it together! For more teachings, visit our website at
Keywords: God; Abba; Jesus; Christ; Holy Spirit; Father; Heaven; dimensions; multidimensional
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[texts]Global Multichannel Analytics Market By Solution & Services Forecasts to 2019
Multichannel analytics is the process of integration the multiple channels over a single platform to give a better understanding about the customer behavior enabling the marketers to make better business decisions in real time. The solution provides multi-dimensional perceptions about the business and its associated customers. As the web analytics solutions can picturise the online buyer’s response to the online marketing activities; but it is not capable of analyzing the offline purchasing be...
Keywords: Multichannel Analytics; Analytics; Reporting; Multidimensional Analysis; Data Mining; Predictive Analytics
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[texts]Color as Part of an Architect's Design - Wagih Fawzi Youssef
Color occupies a natural and intuitive part of the design process. If we are to avoid the possibility of future grey, non-chromatic towns and cities, we must re-orientate our concept of spaceâform relationships towards a deeper awareness of colored space and colored form as one totally integrated into the visual experience. At the same time, as a rule, it proves unsuccessful to attempt to conceal dull and monotonous architecture with strong colors...
Keywords: architecture; Pop Architecture; multi-dimensional; chromatic conception; color perception
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[texts]Design of Multi-dimensional Bin-packing Heuristic Based on Genetic Algorithm - Ping Zhang, Ju Jiang, Haiyan Xu, Xueshan Han
Genetic algorithm (GA) is an intelligent method based on natural selection for global numerical optimization. To make use of the great advantages of GA, this paper focuses on applying GA to multi-dimensional bin-packing problem (MBP). In multi-dimensional bin-packing problem, the primary goal is putting grouping items into appropriate bins with the same dimensions to make full use of the bins and minimize the number of bins used...
Keywords: Genetic Algorithm; Multi-dimensional Bin-packing; Fitness Function
Downloads: 200
[audio]Travis V Andrea - Episode 9 - Travis Spencer
Human V Future Android
Keywords: comedy; podcast; androids; multi-dimensional universe; Penn State; rapist; rape; future
Downloads: 26
[texts]ERIC ED339719: Toward a Model of Knowledge Structure and a Comparative Analysis of Knowledge Structure Measurement Techniques. - ERIC
A proposed model of human knowledge structure was studied, beginning with an operational definition of knowledge structure. A battery of available knowledge structure measurement techniques was used to detect structure differences between two experience level groups in the domain of clerical work. Subjects were 15 experienced secretaries and 15 secretaries with no more than 1 year of secretarial experience...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Clerical Workers; Comparative Analysis; Measurement Techniques; Models; Multidimensional Scaling
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[texts]ERIC ED249460: Multidimensional Scaling of Attachments and Relationship Loss. - ERIC
Despite revived interest in the study of relationships, the effect of loss of relationships in adulthood has lacked empirical study. To examine the dimensions underlying peoples' conceptions of their attachments in relationships and their reactions to the loss of relationships, 53 college students (31 females, 22 males) completed a questionnaire containing all non-redundant combinations of pairs of 20 relationships, and 15 bipolar scales...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Attachment Behavior; College Students; Emotional Response; Higher Education; Interpersonal Relationship; Multidimensional Scaling; Sex Differences
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[texts]ERIC ED356251: Detecting Point Diffusion Patterns in Two-Dimensional Maps: A Simulation Study. - ERIC
A way of identifying non-random patterns of effects on a group of individuals as a result of some intervention when a sample of participants is arrayed according to some indices of similarity is presented. The principle of proximal similarity and the concept of pattern matching provide the background for this effort. Major advantages are the treatment of an individual as a unit of analysis, visual representation of the outcome across individuals, and the ability to use the representation in patt...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Computer Simulation; Maps; Matrices; Multidimensional Scaling; Profiles; Qualitative Research; Scores
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[texts]Circulants and the Characterization of Vertex-Transitive Graphs (Volume 88) - Leighton, F.T.
Journal of Research of the National Bureau of Standards
Keywords: circulant; multidimensional circulant; point-symmetric; regular group; starred polygon; vertex-transitive
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[texts]ERIC ED219423: Converging Assessments of Unidimensionality. - ERIC
Using Goodman's (1975) notion of quasi-independence as a method of obtaining goodness of fit measures for non-scalable types in a scalogram analysis, archival data sets were examined using available Guttman scaling techniques, recent developments in latent structure analysis, and multidimensional scaling procedures. The Stouffer-Toby (1951) data were reanalyzed using Cloggs' Maximum Likelihood Latent Structure Analysis (MLLSA) and data from Schuman (1970) were reanalyzed using the quasi-independ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Goodness of Fit; Mathematical Models; Multidimensional Scaling; Rating Scales; Research Methodology
[movies]Applied Multivariate Statistics for Environmental Scientists 6 - ralfschaefer
This is the session 6 of the lecture "Multivariate Statistics for Environmental Scientists" that was held at the University Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau in Germany in the winter semester 2011/2012. The lecture relies on free open source software (R) and can therefore be followed by anyone. The topics of this session are PCA and NMDS. For more information look at the course website:
Keywords: statistics; multivariate; R; environmental science; data analysis; principal component analysis; PCA; MDS; Non Metric Multidimensional Scaling
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[texts]Unstructured Multidimensional Array Multimedia Retrival Model based XML Database - Dattatray V. Meshram,Prof. D. M. Dakhane
Unstructured Data derived from the thought of data warehouse, data cube and xml, this paper presents a new database structure model which organizes the unstructured data in a multidimensional data cube based on XML Database. In this data cube of XML, clustered data are stored in instance table. A leading data corresponding are stored in dimension table. The relational model is helpful to construct data model, but it lacks flexibility, now the new data model can complement the defect of relationa...
Keywords: XML; Multimedia; Multi-dimension; Database; Retrieval Model; Multidimensional Array; Unstructured Data
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[texts]ERIC ED201670: Maximum Likelihood Additivity Analysis. - ERIC
A maximum likelihood estimation procedure is developed for the simple and the weighted additive models. The data are assumed to be taken by either one of the following methods: (1) categorical ratings--the subject is asked to rate a set of stimuli with respect to an attribute of the stimuli on rating scales with a relatively few observation categories; (2) pair comparisons--the subject is asked to judge which one of two stimuli presented at a time dominates the other in some respect; or (3) dire...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Data Collection; Elementary Education; Factor Analysis; Mathematical Models; Maximum Likelihood Statistics; Multidimensional Scaling
[texts]Structured exit interviews using MDS - Read, Robert R.
Keywords: Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.); Multidimensional scaling; Scaling (Social sciences); Student evaluation of teachers
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[texts]Direct Numerical Simulation of Transition over a NLF Aerofoil: Methods and Validation
In the present study, we identify the need for high accuracy computing for capturing the transition to turbulence for the flow past a natural laminar flow aerofoil by direct numerical simulation. The major computational elements which contribute error in performing DNS have been identified here and systematically shown to be removed by appropriate grid, numerical method and post-processing tools. We have shown a better way of generating orthogonal grid around thick and cambered aerofoil which he...
Keywords: Direct Numerical Simulation; Bypass Transition; NLF Aerofoil; Orthogonal Grid; Multi-dimensional Filters; Upwind Filter
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[texts]ERIC ED283865: The Use of Partial Order Structures for Investigating Suicidal Behavior. - ERIC
This study had two purposes: to test the usefulness of partial order scalogram analysis with multivariate response data; and to illustrate the multidimensional nature of suicide risk. A detailed introduction describes partial order scalograms, which locate respondents' profiles in a two-dimensional space (rather than on a unidimensional Guttman scale), portraying both quantitative and qualitative variation among profiles...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Affective Measures; Behavior Patterns; Depression (Psychology); Multidimensional Scaling; Predictive Measurement; Profiles; Statistical Studies; Suicide
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[texts]A branch and bound method for nonseparable nonconvex optimization - Hartman, James K.
Title from cover
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[texts]mit :: lcs :: tm :: MIT-LCS-TM-037
From the collection, a scanned-in computer-related :: lcs :: tm :: MIT-LCS-TM-037
Keywords: floor; node; turing; simulation; storage; nodes; multidimensional; smm; arcs; head; ground floor; turing machine; turing machines; top floor; storage modification; storage plane; storage head; multidimensional turing; modification machines; massachusetts institute
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[texts]ERIC ED252807: The Structure of Empathy: A Multidimensional Scaling Approach. - ERIC
Empathy, a basis for altruistic motivation, is viewed as a developmental process by Hoffman and others. Current measures of empathy, such as the Davis Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI), have been analyzed by exploratory factor analytic methods which do not allow for the testing of a developmental model of the simplex form. This study was conducted to test Hoffman's theoretical formulations of empathy...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; College Students; Developmental Stages; Empathy; Factor Structure; Fantasy; Higher Education; Models; Multidimensional Scaling; Perspective Taking
[texts]ERIC ED250399: Multidimensional Difficulty as a Direction and a Distance. - ERIC
The purpose of this paper is to present a generalization of the concept of item difficulty to test items that measure more than one dimension. Three common definitions of item difficulty were considered: the proportion of correct responses for a group of individuals; the probability of a correct response to an item for a specific person; and the location of the item along a difficulty continuum. This paper defines the difficulty of an item that measures more than one dimension as the direction f...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Difficulty Level; Item Analysis; Latent Trait Theory; Mathematical Models; Multidimensional Scaling; Test Items; Test Theory
[texts]ERIC ED306300: A Comparison of Methods for Assessing Dimensionality for Use in Item Response Theory. - ERIC
This study was undertaken to compare non-metric multidimensional scaling (MDS) and factor analysis (FA) as means of assessing dimensionality in relation to item response theory (IRT). FA assesses correlation matrices, while MDS performs an analysis of proximity measures. Seven data sets were generated; each differed from the others with respect to dimensionality. Each set consisted of 28 items and was either one- or two-dimensional, with two-dimensional data sets having interdimensional correlat...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Comparative Analysis; Error of Measurement; Factor Analysis; Latent Trait Theory; Matrices; Methods Research; Multidimensional Scaling
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[texts]ERIC ED283061: Subjective Occupational Structure and Holland's Theoretical Hexagon. - ERIC
Although Holland's theory of vocational choice has received widespread attention since its formulation in 1959, there has been little research examining how well Holland's two-dimensional hexagon explains an individual's subjective occupational structure of the work world. A study was conducted to examine the degree to which judgments of similarities/dissimilarities among Holland's six occupational themes correspond to a hexagonal model...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Career Choice; College Students; Congruence (Psychology); Females; Higher Education; Models; Multidimensional Scaling; Rating Scales; Vocational Interests; Work Attitudes
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[texts]ERIC ED310160: Two-Dimensional Scalogram Analysis: Analyzing the Scalability of Attitudes toward Abortion. - ERIC
The usefulness of L. Guttman's partial order scalogram analysis is investigated in this study of the structure of a set of items that measure attitudes toward legal abortion. These items, drawn from the National Opinion Research Center's "General Social Survey," have been the focus of considerable applied research investigating predictors of attitudes toward abortion. The data constitute a probability sample of non-institutionalized adults in the contiguous United States...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Abortions; Adults; Attitude Measures; Computer Software; Factor Analysis; Multidimensional Scaling; National Surveys; Predictor Variables; Psychometrics; Rating Scales
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[texts]ERIC ED242784: Multidimensional Adolescent Self-Concepts: Their Relationship to Age, Sex and Academic Measures. - ERIC
The Self Description Questionnaire II (SDQ II) was administered to 901 students (11 to 18 years old) in grades 7 through 12 who attended one public coeducational high school. The 11 factors the SDQ II was designed to measure were clearly identified in a conventional/exploratory factor analysis and in a confirmatory factor analysis using LISREL. Each scale was reliable and correlations among the factors were small...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Factor Analysis; Factor Structure; Models; Multidimensional Scaling; Secondary Education; Self Concept Measures; Test Construction; Test Results; Test Validity
[texts]ERIC ED235515: Longitudinal Network Analysis Using Multidimensional Scaling. - ERIC
The Galileo System, a variant of metric multidimensional scaling, is used in this paper to analyze over-time changes in social networks. The paper first discusses the theoretical necessity for the use of this procedure and the methodological problems associated with its use. It then examines the air traffic network among 31 major cities in the United States over the 14-year period of 1968-1981, demonstrating how the proposed method provides insights into activities within the network and how exo...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Air Transportation; Communication Research; Economics; Longitudinal Studies; Multidimensional Scaling; Network Analysis; Research Methodology; Social Networks
[texts]ERIC ED235204: The Analysis of Dichotomous Test Data Using Nonmetric Multidimensional Scaling. - ERIC
The technique of nonmetric multidimensional scaling (MDS) was applied to real item response data obtained from a multiple-choice achievement test of unknown dimensionality. The goal was to classify the 50 items into the various subtests from which they were drawn originally, the latter being unknown to the investigator. Issues addressed in the research included dimensionality, choice of item proximity measures, and appropriateness of the MDS model for analyzing dichotomous item response data...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Achievement Tests; Cluster Analysis; Latent Trait Theory; Multidimensional Scaling; Multiple Choice Tests; Research Methodology; Test Items
[texts]ERIC ED333014: A Didactic Explanation of Item Bias, Item Impact, and Item Validity from a Multidimensional Perspective. - ERIC
Many researchers have suggested that the main cause of item bias is the misspecification of the latent ability space. That is, items that measure multiple abilities are scored as though they are measuring a single ability. If two different groups of examinees have different underlying multidimensional ability distributions and the test items are sensitive to these differences, any scoring scheme that does not reflect all of the skills in the interaction of the items and examinees (the complete l...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Equations (Mathematics); Item Bias; Item Response Theory; Mathematical Models; Multidimensional Scaling; Scoring; Test Items; Test Use; Test Validity
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[texts]ERIC ED220506: Multidimensional Latent Trait Models. - ERIC
The usefulness of the general Rasch model for multidimensional data, from the most simple formulations to the more complex versions of the model, is explored. Also investigated was whether the parameters of the models could be readily interpreted. Models investigated included: (1) the vector model; (2) the product term model; (3) the vector and product term model; (4) the reduced vector and product term model; and, (5) the item cluster model...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Data Analysis; Factor Analysis; Goodness of Fit; Latent Trait Theory; Mathematical Models; Measurement Techniques; Multidimensional Scaling; Research Methodology
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[texts]ERIC ED211580: Multidimensional Scaling vs. Factor Analysis of Tests and Items. - ERIC
Academic psychology has long been composed of two disciplines, one experimental and one correlational. These two disciplines each developed their own method of studying structure in data: multidimensional scaling (MDS) and factor analysis. Both methods use similar kinds of input data, proximity measures on object pairs. Both represent the object structure in terms of spatial coordinates. When MDS and factor analysis are applied to the same test intercorrelation matrix, how do the results compare...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Ability; Comparative Analysis; Correlation; Factor Analysis; Factor Structure; Multidimensional Scaling; Psychological Testing; Test Interpretation; Test Items; Vocational Interests
[texts]ERIC ED359214: The Dimensionality of Test Data Generated by Compensatory and Non-Compensatory Two-Dimensional IRT Models and Its Effect on Model-Data-Fit. - ERIC
The difference between compensatory and non-compensatory item response theory (IRT) models in terms of the dimensionality of test data generated by them, and its effect on the model-data-fit were examined. The STRESS (proportion of variance not accounted for by the multidimensional scaling model) and RSQ (proportion of variance accounted for by the multidimensional scaling model) values in multidimensional scaling for unidimensional test data files were used as criteria for examining the violati...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Chi Square; Comparative Analysis; Computer Simulation; Foreign Countries; Goodness of Fit; Item Response Theory; Multidimensional Scaling; Test Construction
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[texts]BSTJ 51: 8. October 1972: B.S.T.J. Briefs: Extension of Multidimensional Polynomial Algebra to Domain Circuits With Multiple Propagation Velocities. (Ahamed, S.V.)
Bell System Technical Journal, 51: 8. October 1972 pp 1919-1922. B.S.T.J. Briefs: Extension of Multidimensional Polynomial Algebra to Domain Circuits With Multiple Propagation Velocities. (Ahamed, S.V.)
Keywords: clock; algebraic; domain; data; propagated; polynomial; binary; algebra; propagation; cycles; polynomial algebra; clock cycles; magnetic domain; multidimensional polynomial
Downloads: 27
[audio]Action of love to your enemies and hard lessons. - Mattias
mayan calendar, cauac, 3, 20060725, tzolkin, action, holographic universe, falun gong, ethics, morals, multidimensional, diksha, evolve, china
Keywords: mayan calendar; cauac; 3; 20060725; tzolkin; action; holographic universe; falun gong; ethics; morals; multidimensional; diksha; evolve; china
Downloads: 1,471
[texts]ERIC ED387496: Utilizing Profile Analysis via Multidimensional Scaling To Ascertain Patterns in Course-Taking: Mathematics and Science Course-Taking Patterns. - ERIC
This paper describes a methodology, called Profile Analysis via Multidimensional Scaling (PAMS), designed to identify major patterns of variables and to study the relationships into which those patterns enter. Patterns of variables are here called profiles. The PAMS procedure has been adapted to characteristics of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) data. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and Statistical Analysis System (SAS) templates to implement the methodo...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Course Selection (Students); Mathematics Instruction; Multidimensional Scaling; National Surveys; Profiles; Research Methodology; Research Needs; Science Instruction
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[texts]ERIC ED202078: Approaches to Data Analysis in Project MITT: Creating Indices from the Control Structure Interview Through Data Collapsing and Multidimensional Scaling. - ERIC
This paper describes the methodology used to analyze interview data on school control structures in the Management Implications of Team Teaching (MITT) project. Project MITT looked at school decision issues and their control structures, and at the people making or being governed by those decisions, to test how types of school decisions are related to types of control structures. Data came from two sets of interviews with principals and teachers at 14 experimental and 13 control schools...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Decision Making; Interviews; Multidimensional Scaling; Power Structure; Research Methodology; School Administration; Statistical Analysis; Teacher Administrator Relationship
[texts]ERIC ED353840: Cluster Analysis and the Interlanguage Lexicon. - ERIC
As part of a research program investigating the interlanguage lexicon of Kenyan learners of English, based on the lexical field of locomotion, a card sorting task was used to produce raw similarity measure data. This was subjected to cluster analysis and multidimensional scaling (MDS). This paper suggests that cluster analysis/MDS of perceived similarities of selected verbs in a sorting task may indicate possible lines of investigation of the lexical knowledge of different groups of learners in ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cluster Analysis; English (Second Language); Foreign Countries; Interlanguage; Language Research; Multidimensional Scaling; Native Speakers; Task Analysis; Verbs; Vocabulary
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[texts]ERIC ED354251: Evidence for Structural Alignment during Similarity Judgments. - ERIC
Similarity plays a central role in cognitive theories. Research has demonstrated that the similarity of a pair increases with its commonalities and decreases with its differences. These common and distinctive elements can take the form of parts of objects, relations between parts of properties of whole objects. Previous work has been unable to reconcile this variety of information within a single framework...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cognitive Processes; College Students; Decision Making; Educational Theories; Evaluative Thinking; Evaluators; Higher Education; Multidimensional Scaling; Perception; Prediction; Thinking Skills
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[texts]ERIC ED383724: Multimethod Construct Validation of the Test of Spoken English. Report 46. - ERIC
Administration of the Test of Spoken English (TSE) yields tapes of oral performance on items within six sections of the test. Trained scorers subsequently rate responses using four proficiency scales: pronunciation, grammar, fluency, and overall comprehensibility. This project examined the consistency of statistical relations among TSE scores with the measurement constructs these scores purport to reflect by examining dimensions underlying the scores...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Audiotape Recordings; Construct Validity; Correlation; English (Second Language); Factor Structure; Interrater Reliability; Language Proficiency; Multidimensional Scaling; Performance; Scores; Scoring; Test Construction
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[texts]ERIC ED250549: Analyzing the Structure of an Informal Faculty Development Network in a School of Nursing. - ERIC
A sociometric survey examined the informal faculty development network existing within the School of Nursing at East Tennessee State University. During the fall 1983 semester, all 25 nursing faculty members at the school were asked to complete a self-report instrument dealing with patterns of seeking and providing advice regarding their role as a teacher. Multidimensional scaling and cluster analysis techniques were used to uncover the latent or emergent structure of a faculty development networ...
Keywords: ERIC Archive; Cluster Analysis; College Faculty; Faculty Development; Higher Education; Informal Organization; Interpersonal Relationship; Linking Agents; Multidimensional Scaling; Networks; Nursing Education; Research Methodology; Sociometric Techniques
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